Originally Posted by JMT
Gotta love homerism.
Not a shot at you. Most of us do it. But read that aloud and think about it.
I don't think what he said is homerism.
Labeling a team as a pretender indicates that they had no reason for their success and are actually a bad team. This could happen if a team plays in a soft division, catches teams on bad weeks, etc. That's not the case for the 2011 Lions, and it it still isn't the case this year. YES I KNOW they have played bad this year. They have multiple flaws, which I have already addressed, and they currently are NOT a good football team. However, that can change with a few minor changes, so labeling them as pretenders is ridiculous.